- •Fractional anisotropy correlates with the FIM motor score in the good recovery group during postacute stroke.
- •Fractional anisotropy does not correlate with the FIM motor score in the poor recovery group during postacute stroke.
- •Fractional anisotropy may serve as an imaging biomarker during the stroke recovery process.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:ANOVA (analysis of variance), CST (corticospinal tract), DTI (diffusion tensor imaging), FA (fractional anisotropy), MD (mean diffusivity), MRFS (Montebello Rehabilitation Factor Score), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), ROI (region of interest)
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Disclosures: R.Z. receives book royalties from Demos, personal fees for an educational video from Oakstone, and serves in the scientific advisory board at Oxeia Biopharma. The other authors have nothing to disclose.